Wednesday, September 04, 2013 2:13 pm
Kerry makes case to House for action in Syria
The Associated Press
Testifying to the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday, Kerry said that while Obama didn't have a strong enough case then, it does now after the Aug. 21 attack that killed more than 1,400 people outside Damascus.
Asked why Obama didn't call for military action in the spring, Kerry replied that Obama had to struggle then just to get congressional backing to upgrade support to the Syrian opposition.
The House and Senate next week are expected to debate Obama's request for congressional authorization for limited military strikes against the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad (bah-SHAR' AH'-sahd).